Home league match played on 11 April 2010.
Kicked off at 10:30 AM




FROLESWORTH United nudged themselves six points clear of the Division One trapdoor with their second win on the spin this morning.


Joe Cook continued his impressive vein of form by notching his third goal in two games inside 20 minutes and Greg Garner doubled the Country Boys’ advantage before the break to cap an impressive first-half display.


The Rabbits had been out of action for a fortnight following last week’s postponement at Dorothy Avenue and Ben Harris was deprived of naming the same XI, which comfortably disposed of fellow-strugglers White Lion.


Assistant manager Jordan Halford was absent from the technical area as he was at Wembley for the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy Final, but he nailed his claret flag to the mast this morning by missing out on Glynde Albion’s 3-2 defeat to Horsham 1979 Juventus in the Sussex Challenge Trophy final.


Harris made two changes for the visit of Academicals, replacing Martin Finnigan with the pacy Miles Splevings on the left and partnering club captain Craig Rowbottom alongside skipper Jake Pantony, in front of new Frolesworth WAG Jessica La Rosa in the absence of the dynamic Eddie Glaister.


The Clarets remarkably surrendered a seemingly invincible four-goal lead on the opening day of the season, but were intent on seeking revenge and looked assured right from the opening exchanges with the dangerous Luke Hammond flashing an effort just wide of the upright.


Frolesworth, renowned throughout the county for their purist ethos, took the lead in the 18th minute via a rather more direct and pragmatic approach. Mark James, employed once again at right-back, launched another of his juggernaut throw-ins goal wards and Cook was on hand to stab the ball home from close range.


The quiet Splevings then mis-cued horribly after a neat turn shortly after, but United found themselves two goals to the good going into the dressing room without breaking sweat, with a stooping header from an unlikely source.


Garner wheeled away beaming like a Cheshire cat after popping up unmarked at the near-post to gleefully convert Hammond’s corner with a thumping finish.


Harris sent on Finnigan in place of Splevings to sure things up in the second period, presumably to save the youngster’s legs ahead of Friday’s mouth-watering clash with Sparta Moshdock, as the home side stuttered over the finish line without offering much in the way of an attacking threat.


Hammond sent another vicious effort towards goal, which was superbly beaten away before the relegation threatened visitors bagged an undeserved lifeline-cum-consolation via a sliced cross that sailed over the helpless Matt Errington’s head and bounced in off the post.


Frolesworth comfortably saw the game out and put some much-needed breathing space between them and today’s visitors and exercised the demons of Manor Road in the season’s curtain raiser in the process.


The Country Boys have come on leaps and bounds since then and after two successive victories will be eagerly anticipating a Friday evening trip to out-of-sorts Sparta Moshdock, who have suffered four defeats in their last five outings, in front of what is set to be an impressive away contingent.









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